You may want to check out this post... S&W M&P Slide Release Fix
I personally have had no issues with the slide release on either my M&P fullsize or compact, both in 9mm.
This is a discussion on New M&P 9 compact slide release question within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I just picked up my new 9mm S&W M&P compact today! Looks great, holds nice, love the sights... but I did notice one thing already ...
I just picked up my new 9mm S&W M&P compact today!
Looks great, holds nice, love the sights... but I did notice one thing already - the slide release is VERY stiff - in fact I can't get it to drop and release the slide without pulling back on the slide a bit. Is this normal and will it smooth out or should I have the gun shop look at it? Thanks.
I bought my wifes just last night.....works great and does not exhibit that problem.Works as designed.......
Mine was pretty stiff when I first got it, but it has loosened with use.
That said, I practice the slingshot method and don't really worry about actuating the slide stop by hand.
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